Motivating Students


Getting students to read: Fourteen tips, IDEA Paper #40 Hobson, E. (2004)

Motivation: An updated analysis, IDEA Paper #59 Svinicki, M. (2016)

Learner-Centered Teaching in Nonmajors Introductory Biology: The Impact of Giving Students Choices Hurney, C. (2012)

  • Spoiler alert: providing choices in a large enrollment biology course improved student effort, confidence perception of their learning, and course grades


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How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Ambrose, S. A., et al. 2010.

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco: Jossey Bass. Barkley, E. F. 2010.

Applying the science of learning in education: Infusing psychological science into the curriculum Benassi, V.A., C.E. Overson, and C.M. Hakala. (2014)


Student motivations and attitudes, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College. Kirk, K. (2016)

Teaching for cognitive engagement, Solis, A. (2008)

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